The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

United Kingdom

For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying.

Episodes

209 - Ed Gamble (Live at Stonefree Festival)  
Clean-cut to within an inch of his life, spunky Ed Gamble is a deft young comic who attributes his burgeoning success to being in the right place at the right time.  We discuss the affect on his persona of the “Peacock & Gamble” double-act, learn how he created comedian Nish Kumar and tremble before his voracious appetite (for tagging jokes).   Brand new “Horse” T-shirts available at discounted pre-sale price from www.comedianscomedian.com/merch   Keep the podcast free and sexy at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate  

Discover Stu’s Edinburgh fringe show at 

Micro-pod: T-shirts! “Hell Week”! Wedding Amble!  

In this quicky micro-pod, Stu talks all soppy like about his recent nuptials.  (Also T-shirt pre-sale info and a quick ad for some London previews this weekend he neglected to advertise.  At all.)

208 - Jo Brand (Live at Soho Theatre)  

Since the 1980’s Jo Brand has been synonymous with the best of British comedy, rising to the top of the industry at a time when female comics were outnumbered sixteen to one.  We find out whether her grumpiness is an act, applaud her resilience in the face of some of the disgraceful things people have said to her, and discover her feelings about the place of “fat” jokes in a perhaps more progressive 2017.   Very strong language from the beginning of the episode.   Support the podcast with a recurring donation at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate   Discover Stu’s Edinburgh fringe show at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuart-goldsmith-like-i-mean-it

207 - Tom Ballard  

Multiple award-botherer Tom is well-read, politically-conscious and adept at turning argument into meaningful comedy.  He’s also really aggravatingly young and funny and successful. We discuss his politicisation, his approach to writing and editing, and whether he deliberately left his show-script out on his desk for Stu to see…   Catch up with Tom at www.tomballard.com.au Tom’s podcast “Like I’m A Six Year Old“ Support the podcast with a regular or one-off donation www.comedianscomedian.com/donate
Stu’s edfringe show

206 - Lost Voice Guy (AKA Lee Ridley)  

A punchline powerhouse with a genuinely unique act, Lee Ridley is adept at skewering his audience’s unspoken prejudices. Unable to speak due to his cerebral palsy, Lee communicates entirely through an electronic aid, on- and off-stage.  We discuss how he overcomes the specific challenges this presents to a comic, and learn in more than usual detail how he “found his voice”.  And why he chose that accent…

Support the podcast with a regular or one-off donatio [www.comedianscomedian.com/donate] Follow Lee’s work at [lostvoiceguy.com] Stu’s edfringe show [https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuart-goldsmith-like-i-mean-it]
205 - Rhys Nicholson  
Immaculate in appearance, delivery and hit-rate, Rhys Nicholson is a perfectly-balanced cocktail of a comedian.  We discuss the relationship between his face, his “face” and the world of drag, and zero in on the pressures of following up an award-nominated show…   Rhys at Edfringe https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rhys-nicholson-i-m-fine  

See Stu conclude his standup tour at Soho Theatre - www.comedianscomedian.com/soho

Support the podcast with a regular or one-off donatio - 

204 - Jeremy Hardy (Live at Soho Theatre)  

In his fourth decade as a comic, Jeremy Hardy is a staple of British comedy radio. His passion for vivid, punchline-filled writing is further enlivened by his political fervour. We find out what people most often get wrong about the birth of alternative comedy, discuss his choice of words and analogies, and explore why he hates being labelled a political comic.   Jeremy Hardy on tour - http://jeremyhardy.co.uk/tour/   Final Soho Theatre live podcast of this run with JO BRAND - www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/the-co…cast-with-stuar   See Stu conclude his standup tour at Soho Theatre - www.comedian [...]

203 - Aunty Donna  
Aunty Donna are a six-man sketch team with specialists in video, sound design and stage direction reinforcing the classic clown family of octopus Statham, wild-eyed loon and wanking sex-monkey.  We talk about the method behind the madness, the effect their online presence has on their creativity, and the meetings required to steer a six person/six partner battleship.

www.youtube.com/user/TheAuntyDonnaChannel

www.auntydonna.com

Last chance to catch Stu live on tour in Hemel, Cardiff and Soho [www.comedianscomedian.com/tour]
  Like Stu’s Facebook Fanpage [
202 - Hannah Gadsby (Live at Melbourne Comedy Festival)  
Having grown up in Tasmania at a time when her very sexuality was illegal, Hannah Gadsby has forged her anger into an annihilating comic weapon. Her new show “Nanette” is a heart-wrenching piece of work that rails against the failings of comedy itself to tell enough of the truth. We talk about honesty and accessibility, and her decision to stop being a comedian.

See Stu’s live interview with Aunty Donna 22nd April [https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2017/shows/the-comedian-s-comedian]

More on Hannah Gadbsy [http://hannahgadsby.com.au/]  

See Stu’s stand-up live in Melbourne [https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2017/shows/stuart-goldsmith-title-tbc]

Like Stu’s Facebook Fanpage  [

20X - Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 Special Post-amble  

No interview this week, but loads of great ones on the way, so this week I’m giving you an update of what’s been happening in Melbourne. 

If you’re going to the Melbourne Comedy Festival then make sure you see Deanne Smith, Aunty Donna, Aaron Chen, Tom Walker, Des Bishop, Ahir Shah, Becky Lucas and Rebecca Walker. 

Stu’s current tour of UK and Melbourne: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Soho live podcasts: 8th May JEREMY HARDY, 5th June JO BRAND, www.sohotheatre.com

Support the show www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Download Stu’s stand-up 

201 - Russell Brand  

Global comedy superstar Russell Brand is studying for a degree, raising a new baby, and assembling a new two-year tour. An Essex boy with cosmic ambition, his art is obsessed with finding the transcendent in the mundane. We talk about his joy in “scribbling on reality”, how he employs language to hijack and seed discourse, and the art of disruption…   Stu’s current tour of UK and Melbourne: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour   Soho live podcasts: 8th May JEREMY HARDY, 5th June JO BRAND, www.sohotheatre.com Support the show www.comedianscomedian.com/donate Download Stu’s stand-up www.comedianscomedian.com/shop

201 - Russell Brand  

Global comedy superstar Russell Brand is studying for a degree, raising a new baby, and assembling a new two-year tour. An Essex boy with cosmic ambition, his art is obsessed with finding the transcendent in the mundane. We talk about his joy in “scribbling on reality”, how he employs language to hijack and seed discourse, and the art of disruption…   Stu’s current tour of UK and Melbourne: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour   Soho live podcasts: 8th May JEREMY HARDY, 5th June JO BRAND, www.sohotheatre.com Support the show www.comedianscomedian.com/donate Download Stu’s stand-up www.comedianscomedian.com/shop

200 - Stewart Lee  
 

One of the most iconoclastic, pioneering and influential comedians in Britain, Stewart Lee has forged his post-punk ideals into a thrillingly funny live act, with the very form at his fingertips.

We explore the deliberately uncomfortable tension between the man and the stage persona; discuss his self-imposed exclusion from the comedy community; and investigate his unshakeable conviction that he is in fact unsuccessful.

Follow Stewart on tour www.stewartlee.co.uk

Follow Stuart on tour www.comedianscomedian.com
200 - Stewart Lee  
 

One of the most iconoclastic, pioneering and influential comedians in Britain, Stewart Lee has forged his post-punk ideals into a thrillingly funny live act, with the very form at his fingertips.

We explore the deliberately uncomfortable tension between the man and the stage persona; discuss his self-imposed exclusion from the comedy community; and investigate his unshakeable conviction that he is in fact unsuccessful.

Follow Stewart on tour www.stewartlee.co.uk

Follow Stuart on tour www.comedianscomedian.com
199 - Paul Chowdhry (Live at Soho)  

An electrifying live performer, with a casual brutality that has audiences laughing despite themselves, Paul Chowdhry sells far more tickets than his mid-level TV profile might suggest. We talk about his outsider status, the racial abuse he suffered as a child, and the responsibility or otherwise of the comedian to challenge the status quo.

See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

Book tickets for other Soho Theatre shows at sohotheatre.com/whats-on/the-come [...]

199 - Paul Chowdhry (Live at Soho)  

An electrifying live performer, with a casual brutality that has audiences laughing despite themselves, Paul Chowdhry sells far more tickets than his mid-level TV profile might suggest. We talk about his outsider status, the racial abuse he suffered as a child, and the responsibility or otherwise of the comedian to challenge the status quo.

See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

Book tickets for other Soho Theatre shows at sohotheatre.com/whats-on/the-come [...]

198 - Mark Forward  

Mark Forward is one of Canada’s finest comic exports, with a genuinely off-the-wall approach to his comedy, and the resolve that comes of having retired and come back to the profession. We talk about humble arrogance; looking for milestones; the joy of silence; and ask how many people have to tell you you’re good before you believe them…

See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

Book tickets for other Soho Theatre shows at sohotheatre.com/wha [...]

198 - Mark Forward  

Mark Forward is one of Canada’s finest comic exports, with a genuinely off-the-wall approach to his comedy, and the resolve that comes of having retired and come back to the profession. We talk about humble arrogance; looking for milestones; the joy of silence; and ask how many people have to tell you you’re good before you believe them…

See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

Book tickets for other Soho Theatre shows at sohotheatre.com/wha [...]

197 - Phil Wang  

Phil Wang is a suave dork, a confident nerd, a feminist creep and a very funny young man.  We uncover his childhood being hit with sticks in Malaysia, and track his comedy odyssey via presidency of Cambridge Footlights to “Have I Got News For You?” (BBC). We also talk about the development and shrewd positioning of his sketch outfit “Daphne”, and hs relationship to the word “yellow”.

See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

Book tickets for other Soho Theatre shows at sohotheatre.com/whats-on/the-come…dcast-with-stuar/

197 - Phil Wang  

Phil Wang is a suave dork, a confident nerd, a feminist creep and a very funny young man.  We uncover his childhood being hit with sticks in Malaysia, and track his comedy odyssey via presidency of Cambridge Footlights to “Have I Got News For You?” (BBC). We also talk about the development and shrewd positioning of his sketch outfit “Daphne”, and hs relationship to the word “yellow”.

See Stu’s standup show on tour comedianscomedian.com/tour

Support the show with a donation at comedianscomedian.com/donate

Book tickets for other Soho Theatre shows at sohotheatre.com/whats-on/the-come…dcast-with-stuar/

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